17th August

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

You can find out more about the concept of the Eightfold Year here.

We hope you enjoy this website. We will be adding content as we go through the year and welcoming your feedback and suggestions.

Onwards and Upwards!

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Filth, Summer 2006: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, August 2015:
Last Quarter – August 7, 03:02
New Moon – August 14, 15:53
First Quarter – August 22, 20:31
Full Moon – August 29, 19:35

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CURRENT MOON

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Mellors, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Day:
Clare of the Cross
Hyacinth of Poland
Mammes of Caesarea (Roman Catholic Church)

Festival:
Independence Day, celebrates the proclamation of Indonesia's independence from Japan in 1945.
Portunalia (Roman Empire)
Prekmurje Union Day (Slovenia)
San Martin Day (Argentina)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer. *


Also on this day:

1862 – The Dakota War of 1862 begins in Minnesota as Lakota warriors attack white settlements along the Minnesota River.

1908 – Fantasmagorie, the first animated cartoon, realized by Émile Cohl, is shown in Paris.

1918 – Bolshevik revolutionary leader Moisei Uritsky is assassinated.

1959 – Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, the much acclaimed and highly influential best selling jazz recording of all time, is released.

1962 – East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin becoming one of the first victims of the wall.

2005 – The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts. Not much since...


* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.